Easily Access DRS Actions Logs with PowerCLI

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vCenter logs are one thing we all end up dealing with at one point or another. Knowing where to go to view the logs is part of the hassle, but what if it didn’t have to be? at least for some of the logs… Tell Me More Did I pique your curiosity? Well good! PowerCLI Read more...

PowerCLI found Globally!

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Ok, in today’s world, let’s be honest. Everything is pretty much global… What I wanted to point out were some fantastic datapoints I received from a vExpert gift we sent out a few weeks ago. vExpert Gift Recently, we had a signup for all of our VMware vExperts Read more...

Get-View Part 2: Views and Extension Data

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In Get-View Part 1: Introduction I introduced the advanced feature Get-View and a little bit about what it does. Before getting into the views and extension data topic I wanted to add a few thoughts as a segway into this post. Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Extension Data Part 3: Performance Impact Read more...

Get-View Part 1: Introduction to Get-View

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I’ve had several people ask to understand more about Get-View. I will be doing several blog posts on this topic to hopefully help educate on what Get-View is and why it’s useful. Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Extension Data Part 3: Performance Impact ***Note: Get-view is a more advanced feature of PowerCLI. Administrators are able Read more...

Feature: PowerCLI 5.8 r1 – Filtering by Tags

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What are tags? For those of you just starting with tags, tags are a relatively new function to allow users to add metadata to objects allowing those objects to be categorized. This means that by adding tags, objects in your virtual environment can be more sortable/searchable. What would I Read more...

PowerCLI 5.8 release 1: Enhanced Performance

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PowerCLI 5.8 release 1 has now been out for two weeks and some people are already noticing a difference in the startup speed of this latest release. What has happened? What has changed? well, we’ll get to that, just note that the first command run in a PowerCLI session prior to version 5.8 would take roughly 24 Read more...

New Release: VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 Release 1

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I am pleased to announce that vSphere PowerCLI 5.8 R1 is now Generally Available to the public. With this comes new features and extensibility into Storage policy based management, Easily deploy OVF/OVA files with new configuration options, Support for newer versions of vCloud Director (vCD), vCloud Air, Site Recovery Manager (SRM), and more! Below is Read more...